The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in existence since May 25, 2018. We developed the BC 5701 Certification Criteria, a practical framework for certification based on the GDPR. This training focuses on the implementation of this certification criteria.

Would you like to guide your organization or other organizations in properly implementing the GDPR and obtaining the BC 5701 certificate? Do you already have experience with project supervision? And do you already have a thorough knowledge of the GDPR and information security? Then this 6-day fast-track training ‘BC 5701 Implementation Professional‘ is the right choice for you.


6 days
€ 4523,- ex VAT
Baarn & Bussum
  • Knowledge about the BC 5701 and insight into the most important success criteria
  • Practice skills to effectively and successfully guide the implementation of the BC 5701 in different organizational contexts
  • Determining external requirements (importance and sources)
  • Min. 8 - max. 12 participants (possibility to sign up for waiting list)

Locations + dates

Start November 16, 2023 | Kasteel Groeneveld | Baarn
Course dates:

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start November 23, 2023 | NH Hotel Jan Tabak | Bussum
Course dates:

  • Thursday, November 23, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 24, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, December 11, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start January 11, 2024 | Kasteel Groeneveld | Baarn
Course dates:

  • Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, January 12, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, January 26, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, February 9, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This training is suitable for:

  • Product owners who want to certify their processing;
  • Internal or external project managers of implementation processes;
  • Data protection officers (DPOs) or lawyers who want to gain solid knowledge about GDPR certification.

Take notice:

  • If you are not (yet) familiar with the GDPR, it is wise to familiarize yourself with it first.
  • We assume knowledge of and experience with project management, and organizational knowledge and insight to an equivalent level of applied sciences (HBO). If you do not have this experience, then this training in the ‘practical’ variant is probably a better choice. Would you like us to think along with you in the choice? Contact us.

Training content

Object of certification
– Inventory, validate and determine object of certification
– Perspective of object of certification
– Assessment framework for the object of certification

Management certification vs. product certification
– Difference in function and objective
– Difference in operation and effect
– Difference in audit methodology

Structure of the certification criteria
– Building blocks BC 5701
– Consistency BC 5701
– Align the project approach with the structure of the certification criteria
– Being able to determine the quality of implementation

What is not included in this training
There are more relevant disciplines that are important in the successful supervision of implementation and that are not or hardly discussed in this training. For example, this training does not deal with change management, project management and/or the legal elaboration of the GDPR.

Continuously up to date

After participating in the training you will be invited to expert sessions that are held once or twice a year. In this, the latest developments with regard to the BC 5701 are discussed and learning moments and insights are shared from implementation processes and certification audits. This way you stay up-to-date and your diploma retains its value.

Study load

The training has no homework between lessons, but we assume that you have studied the Certification BC 5701:2022 Certification Criteria prior to the first day of lessons. Take into account a study load of 6 to 10 hours.


You complete the course with a written exam. The exam is a so-called ‘open book exam’. This means that you may consult the certification criteria during the exam. It therefore pays to thoroughly study the certification criteria  prior to the training so that you know your way around during the exam. If you pass this exam, you will receive the diploma ‘BC 5701 Implementation Professional’ and, if you wish, you will be registered in the ‘BC 5701 Professionals register’ of Brand Compliance.


  • Course material;
  • Exam and diploma costs;
  • Arrangement costs (location, lunch, coffee/tea/water);
  • The price of the training includes an electronic version of the BC 5701:2022 (via a download code);
  • If you have already purchased the BC 5701:2022 via Brand Compliance, you will not receive a download code (after verification) and € 245 excl. VAT (€ 296.45 incl. VAT) will be deducted from the price of the training.

Not included: costs related to (overnight) stay.

Content guarantee

As long as the Dutch Data Protection Authority has not yet taken a final decision regarding the approval of the BC 5701, a ‘content guarantee’ applies to all courses. This means that if it appears that the approval of the AP leads to substantial changes in the certification criteria , we will provide additional training free of charge. This way you can be sure that you are now one of the first to gather the knowledge and you have the certainty that you will remain up-to-date free of charge up to and including the final decision of the AP.

Preferred training date(Required)